The Brainerd Parks and Recreation Board meets at 3:30 p.m. Monday in the small conference room at Brainerd City Hall.
Tickets are still available for the 21st annual Mexican Fiesta on Aug. 5 at St. Mathias Park to benefit orphaned and abandoned children in six Third World countries.
The fiesta, sponsored by five area Knights of Columbus Councils, benefits 2,500 children at Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos (Our Little Brothers and Sisters) orphanages in Mexico, Haiti, Nicaragua, Guatemala and El Salvador.
Festivities start at 11 a.m. Aug. 5 at St. Mathias Church Hall with a quilt auction. Quilt viewing will start at 10 a.m.
The Friends of the Orphans Mexican Fiesta will begin at 1:30 p.m. Aug. 5 at St. Mathias Park with games for adults and children.
A dinner that includes roast turkey on the spit will be served between 4:30-5:30 p.m. Aug. 5 at St. Mathias Park, followed by a Mass with Father Phil Cleary, director of the Mexico orphanage.
Cost of the dinner is $12.50 for adults and $5 for children.
For reservations, call Phil Haverkamp at 829-5950.
meeting is Monday
A consumer protection agency is conducting a meeting for area residents and families with concerns about nursing homes.
"What Needs to Change in Nursing Home Care -- Telling Your Story to the Legislature," will be conducted from 12:15 to 2:15 p.m. Monday at the Embers Sawmill Inn at 601 Washington St.
The sponsoring group is the Advocacy Center for Long-Term Care.
at June Dairy Days
Maggie Nelson of Crow Wing County and Jeremy Grimim of Aitkin County were among the winners at the June Dairy Days Cattle Show conducted June 17 at the Crow Wing County Fairgrounds.
Nelson won the junior showmanship jacket and Grimm won the senior championship with his 2-year-old holstein cow.
Other winners included Nicole Dryden of Anoka County who won the junior championship trophy with her fall holstein heifer calf and Kristen Heitke of Kanabec County who won the senior showmanship jacket.
Exhibitors came from Aitkin, Anoka, Carlton, Crow Wing, Kanabec and Mille Lacs counties.
KDLH-TV NewsChannel 3 in Duluth is coming to the Brainerd lakes area to feature the community in its newscasts and is looking for people to join in a live newscast Aug. 4.
On Aug. 4, pack a picnic dinner, gather your family and friends, and join KDLH-TV NewsChannel 3 at the Legacy golf course at Cragun's Resort in East Gull Lake for a live broadcast of the 6 p.m. news.
Brainerd residents, city officials and business leaders have been working with the television news station to gather information, images and stories to bring Brainerd home to its Duluth area viewers during its newscasts July 31-Aug. 4.
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